Vlasiev Athanasius Ivanovich( dumnyi clerk, a prominent diplomat era of the Troubles)
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Biography Vlasiev Athanasius Ivanovich
Student in the diplomatic art of Basil Shchelkanova, gifted Vlasiev quickly select from a number of clerks. In 1595, Mr.. He first visited in the foreign embassy (in Vienna), and in 1599 - 1600 he. already as an emissary was Rudolf of Austria on an official request to inform him of the accession to the throne, Boris, to induce him to war with Poland and to arrange a marriage with a princess Xenia Archduke Maximilian. The goals were not achieved through no fault of Vlaseva, having attained fame in Europe, smart and clever diplomat. After opals Shchelkalov, took the embassy in order to place (1601). Now, through the hands Vlaseva went all diplomatic affairs. Tsar Boris completely trusted him, initiated him even in the secret plans of their marriages, children, gave intimate instructions such as, questions about the astrologer's comet in 1604, Mr.. Foreign agents trying to gain the favor of the influential "Chancellor". Hints masses to participate Vlaseva (via Sapieha) the substitution of an impostor could hardly be taken: Vlasov faithfully served Boris and only after the death of his son in the solemn embassy from Moscow arrived pretender to Tula. He soon became one of the closest advisers of the new king and was sent to Poland from the honorable mission to report on the accession of Sigismund Demetrius and formally ask for the hand of Marina. At the betrothal of her in Krakow Vlasiev represented a person of his sovereign, and then accompanied the future queen in Moscow. On accession to the throne Shuisky, Vlasov was exiled to the Province of Ufa, deprived of property, got into prison, which was released with the return of title and property in 1610. Subsequent fate was not known. - Wed. the newest materials in the XIV book of antiquity and novelty ", and in 137 m. "Compendium of the Imperial Russian Historical Society". P. L.